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Musa had just delivered a magnificent sermon and was pleased with himself. ‘O Musa is there anyone more learned than you?’ asked his enraptured audience. ‘It is true, I am the most learned,’ said Musa proudly, forgetting that knowledge without humility is no knowledge at all. For his arrogance he was...

प्रिय श्रीमती गांधी, ‘वास्तविक’ इंदिरा गांधी को ढूंढ़ने की जिज्ञासा क्या बेकार है? दोनों तरफ प्रबल अभिप्रेरणाओं द्वारा...

बंटवारे के उनहत्तर साल बीतने के बाद यह यकीन करना मुश्किल है कि गांधी बंटवारे के बाद पाकिस्तान को अलग हुए भाई की तरह मानना...

The National Project for Instilling Fear has reached completion in India. Before new highways and jobs, everybody has been unfailingly given one thing — fear. For every individual — whether a journalist or anyone else — fear is now a daily reality and we are all experiencing it in many different ways. From the...

Out of the ashes of democratic functioning, phoenix-like rose Sanjay Gandhi and his cabal, soon dubbed ‘the Emergency caucus’, of Bansi Lal, R.K. Dhawan, Om Mehta, V.C. Shukla and others. Sanjay’s hold over his mother was now total. Rumours about the mother-son equation flew about. A foreign correspondent quoted...

हमें ठीक से ये मालूम नहीं है कि सचिन ने पहली बार कब क्रिकेट का हाथ थामा था लेकिन हम सभी को उनकी एक तस्वीर याद है जिसमें वो...

On 17 October 2008 in Mohali against Australia, Sachin Tendulkar broke Brian Lara’s record to become the highest run scorer in Test cricket and the first to cross 12,000 runs. Tendulkar had promised me an interview to mark the momentous occasion. We had also contracted Gavaskar for expert comments on the series....

What is Fake News? In the 2017 edition of its stylebook, the American non-profit Associated Press created a new entry in its manual. Titled, ‘fact checks, fake news’, the entry defines fake news as ‘the modern phenomenon of deliberate falsehoods or fiction masked as news circulating on the internet’. Concerns...

Despite the argument on machines vs humans, most experts agree that investment in human capital is important The imminent arrival of drones delivering parcels, of cars run by Google, and the looming prospect of robots taking over shop floors have led many to worry about the future of jobs. But such concerns are not...

Indira’s family did not in any way shield her from their political activities. She was initiated early into rebellion, her grandfather giving her a charkha when she was five years old. She was grabbed by their tiny hands and, rather like a family of expert swimmers might do with their youngest member, thrown into the...